City of Alexandria Est. 1749Revolutionary War hero Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee, father of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, purchased several lots on North Washington Street in Alexandria soon after the War for Independence. He lived with his family in a house on Cameron Street, and later sold a lot at the corner of Oronoco Street, four blocks north, to his cousin Philip Richard Fendall. From 1785 until 1903, the large residence Fendall built on the lot served as home to 37 members of the Lee family. This period of residency was interrupted during the Civil War in 1863, when the Union Army seized the property for use as a hospital for its wounded soldiers. The first known successful blood transfusion in America took place at this site.
|Placed By||City of Alexandria|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, April 2nd, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 322270 N 4297138|
|Decimal Degrees||38.80510000, -77.04680000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 48.306', W 77° 2.808'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 48' 18.36" N, 77° 2' 48.48" W|
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|Area Code(s)||202, 703, 571|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 631 King St, Alexandria VA 22314, US|
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